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New Lenovo laptops get thin treatment

Company unveils three ‘thinbook’ models with prices starting from AED 1,700

The IdeaPad S12 is Lenovo’s first 12-inch netbook.
The IdeaPad S12 is Lenovo’s first 12-inch netbook.
Lenovo G550 - the redesigned, thinner and lighter G Series laptop.
Lenovo G550 - the redesigned, thinner and lighter G Series laptop.
The G550 is quipped with entertainment essentials including a 16:9 aspect ratio panel and a DVD burner/player.
The G550 is quipped with entertainment essentials including a 16:9 aspect ratio panel and a DVD burner/player.
IdeaPad U350 laptop starts at 1.58 kg and measures less than 25mm thick.
IdeaPad U350 laptop starts at 1.58 kg and measures less than 25mm thick.
U350 also comes with OneKey Rescue System to help recover data in just a few simple steps if it becomes corrupted.
U350 also comes with OneKey Rescue System to help recover data in just a few simple steps if it becomes corrupted.

China-based PC maker Lenovo is the latest to embrace the thin trend with three new slim notebook models, following in the footsteps of Samsung and HP who both recently announced thin and light entries to their portfolios.

The new models include a consumer and professional notebook and the company's first 12-inch netbook.

"Users are demanding thinner and lighter PCs with enhanced connectivity and extra long battery life to fit their increasingly mobile lifestyles," said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. "To meet this growing category for ‘thinbooks', we're bringing customers products like the new IdeaPad U350 laptop, the IdeaPad S12 netbook and our recently introduced IdeaPad Y650 laptop." 

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 weighs 1.58 kilograms and is less than 25mm thick. Suggested pricing for the notebook starts at $749 (AED 2,750).

The IdeaPad S12, the company's first 12-inch netbook, is also 25mm thick but comes with a full-size keyboard, while the 15.6-inch Lenovo G550 is aimed at professionals and is a thinner and lighter G series offering from Lenovo. Pricing for the S12 netbook and G550 are both said to start at $462 (nearly AED 1,700).